Since graduating I have become an Assistant Athletic Director
“In 2011 I embarked on a journey with Concordia University, which has become one of the pivotal points of my life. Since graduating I have become an Assistant Athletic Director. The knowledge I have gained from this program I will carry with me always. The professors are invaluable; the class work is prevalent to real-life situations. I could not have picked a better university. I was able to work full time, coach, and continue my education. Thank you for the knowledge, the lessons, the experience, and knowing I will have always have a home in Concordia University. “
The material covered in the courses of study is directly applicable to real life situations
I am writing this letter to thank you and your entire MCAA staff for providing the Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program to those desiring to continue their education in this area and improve their ability to relate positively to today’s modern athlete. I thoroughly enjoyed the curriculum and gained great insight as to how better to reach athletes and assist them in achieving their full potential on and off the field of play. The program requires one to become very introspective with regards to one’s coaching processes and continually reevaluate and revise the methods used in developing young people for competition on the field and in life. The material covered in the courses of study is directly applicable to real life situations and can be used immediately to improve oneself as a coach and a person.
The MCAA staff is second to none and I would recommend that anyone looking to improve their coaching acumen and athlete/coach relationships to enroll and pursue the program at Concordia University. Every one I dealt with from advisors to online assistance personnel was knowledgeable and helpful in guiding me through the program. The online aspect of the program, though challenging at times, is very user friendly and provides no excuses for not being successful in the program.
In the future, if I can ever be of service to you or your staff feel please free to contact me. I am proud to be an Eagle for life and look forward to impacting the lives of those that I coach and mentor in a more positive and confident manner due to the knowledge gained from the MCAA program."
San Francisco 49ers
Varsity Football Coach – Coronado High School Henderson, NV
This process has allowed me to pull coaching techniques into my classroom
“I wish to express my wholehearted thanks to the staff of Concordia University’s MCAA program. Their instruction and guidance have made these past two years a wonderfully challenging experience.”
“My experience with the MCAA program matched my expectations: The classes were interesting and challenging, the instructors were supportive and professional, and I have been able to use what I have learned in my role as both coach and teacher. This process has allowed me to pull coaching techniques into my classroom, and teaching techniques into my role as coach.”
Freshman Football Head Coach at Torrance High School, Torrance, California
The sheer workload that I took on challenged me to focus more than ever before
“The Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration program covered aspects of coaching that I had no idea would shape my thinking about coaching. Through many of the courses, sound reasoning challenged my commonsense knowledge. The sheer workload that I took on challenged me to focus more than ever before. The program is truly a one-of-a-kind experience and has provided me with exactly what I was looking for 10 months ago when I first spoke to a counselor.”
Assistant Mens Basketball Coach at East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, California
Director of Student Athlete Development at Student Athlete Lab
A challenging, rewarding and fun experience
“The Concordia University Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration program has been a challenging, rewarding and fun experience. I have learned a great deal about how a coaching style or philosophy can and will change as the years go on, at the same time it’s still important to evaluate and make adjustments to who you are as a coach and mentor.”
Assistant Swim Coach at Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville, Indiana